Photo: Michael Schmidt
We are so excited to work with Talaysay Tours for their live Talking Trees Tour of Stanley Park online. During this seasonal session of the Talking Trees program, special attention will be given to the first spring berries to ripen in Stanley Park, including salmonberries and salal.
From Talaysay Tours: “Each plant, each tree has its own special story. Explore Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park, Beaver Lake, with our local Indigenous guide – cultural ambassador who will highlight how the local trees and plants of the Pacific Northwest have been harvested by our people for food, medicine and technology for thousands of years. Our guides are members of local Indigenous communities and the surrounding region. They will share our ecological practices, ancient and contemporary history, stories, legends and Indigenous ways of living with you.”
In the month of June we are celebrating National Indigenous History Month and offering several free tickets to some of the Indigenous-led programming we’re organizing. We are hoping it will give those who may normally find the pricing prohibitive an opportunity to attend these programs and learn about the rich history and culture of this area through an Indigenous perspective.
*Tickets must be purchased in advance. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay! The sliding scale is slightly higher on this program and with a limited number of the cheaper tickets, but it is still less expensive than a normal in-park Talking Trees Tour. Your contributions help support our online programs and this fabulous local Indigenous-led company! Ticket sales close 30 minutes before the start of the program.
**This program will take place on Zoom, so please make sure you have Zoom downloaded well in advance of the webinar. A Zoom link can be found within your confirmation email, and will also be sent out one hour before the start of the program. Only one ticket required per household.
***This is a pilot program with an external educator, so at this time we won’t be sharing a recording for this program.
We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.